The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued the 2013 edition of its Communications Monitoring Report, which provides an overview of the Canadian communication system.
“While Canadians generally are well-served by their communication system, the Commission must remain vigilant and responsive to emerging trends and issues,” said Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC. “Canadians in rural parts of our country, and especially in the North, do not enjoy the same telecommunications services as those living in urban centres. We are working to provide those Canadians with an even greater choice.”
With regard to TV services, the report shows that in 2012, the number of households that subscribed to basic television service increased by 1 per cent to 12 million. Over 68 per cent of Canadians television subscribers obtained this service from a cable company, 24 per cent from a satellite company and 8 per cent from companies that deliver IPTV. Canadian families spent an average of $52 per month on television services, which was a few cents less than what they spent a year earlier.